The Goldman Group
This real estate development group is led by Murray Goldman. He has worked tirelessly to help shape the landscape of Toronto throughout his fifty plus years as a real estate developer. He strongly believes in leaving the world a better place than you found it and strives to make Toronto a better place to live. He is characterized as a straightforward, yet shrewd deal maker and has garnered respect throughout the industry as one of the most successful and iconic developers in the Greater Toronto Area.
As a child, Murray's mother insisted he become a doctor, but when he left his home town of Glace Bay Nova Scotia after his second year of medical school, he never came back. He went to Toronto in search of job, but instead, he found a career.
His natural negotiation abilities were shaped when he began working as a car salesman in Toronto, but his whole life changed when two real estate agents entered his dealership one day in the 1950’s. Murray was making $7,000 a year at the time and when he learned the real estate agents were earning significantly more, he decided it was time for a career change.
He began working as a real estate agent for Brethour and Morris, and despite being the youngest agent on the firm’s expansive roster, Murray successfully sold two houses on his first day and became the company’s top salesman for the following seven months. It seemed he had found his niche, but he eventually realized that he was working to make money for other people, so in 1958 he struck out on his own and formed a development company.
He began by acquiring land and rezoning it for other developers to build on. He became so successful that his whole family moved from Nova Scotia to Toronto. Murray began working with his father - a carpenter - to build low-rise residential housing. Today Murray still works with his family, as his son and grandson hold key positions in the company.
Murray and The Goldman Group have worked to develop over 110 projects in Toronto, placing Murray amidst the pantheon of professionals who have shaped the city of Toronto. Before Murray arrived in Toronto, there was no CN Tower or Rogers centre. There certainly wasn’t a landscape of towering skyscrapers that we have today, and Murray has played a major role in that evolution.
He is working to continue building up the region, with a number of exciting projects. His recent building, The Picasso, has become one of downtown’s defining landmarks as it brings Pablo Picasso’s (the building’s namesake) cubist art style to the architecture of the city. As Toronto continues to fulfill its destiny as one of the world’s most important global cities, Murray and his development group will strive to make meaningful contributions and truly make Toronto a better city to live.
530 St Clair Ave West
This residential high-rise has completely revitalized the St Clair West neighbourhood after a period of decline. The 19-storey tower has 155 suites and brings a sense of modernity to the region. It is steps away from the St Clair West subway station and a bustling shopping and cafe district. Amenities include a party room, sauna, library and games room. It is located at 530 St. Clair W., and construction was completed in 2013.
Picasso on Richmond
Residents of these building enjoy living in one of the city’s most defining landmarks. Its unique architecture add a splash of colour to the neighbourhood and it stands 39 storeys with 402 units. The condos feature stainless-steel appliances, large terraces, and contemporary finishes. Amenities include an exercise room, sauna, and lounge. It is located at 318 Richmond Street W., and construction was completed in 2016.
The Rushton Residences
This modern mid-rise offers its residents stylish boutique living. This nine-storey building only has 35 units, so care has been put into each one to ensure residents can enjoy contemporary luxuries. It is located directly on the streetcar line and close to some of midtown's best restaurants. Its address is 743 St Clair Avenue W., and construction was completed in 2014.
All New Condo Developments By The Goldman Group